Close reasoning Dryden Where the original is close no version can reach it in the same compass.Bound by mutual interests, loyalties, or affections; intimate: close friends.Decided by a narrow margin; almost even: a close election.

We owe them our thanks for bringing the project to a successful close.An example of close is a house that is only one street away from the community pool.

He stood close to his mother; Follow close behind.U, an unverified form kl?Adverb closer, closest In a close position or manner; closely: stayed close together.